Welcome to day two of the 9th annual Eater Awards, honoring the most talented restaurant and bar industry gurus in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will award prizes in multiple categories, including but not limited to Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year.
Each category will dole out an editor’s choice winner and a reader’s choice winner — all to be announced on December 5, 2018. The reader’s choice winner gets unlimited bragging rights as an Eater fan favorite. The editor’s choice winner will receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here, and a splashy feature on Eater Atlanta in 2019.
The 2018 chef nominees represent Atlanta’s diverse and ever-evolving food scene. Each chef brings something special to the city’s diners. Daniel Chance skillfully creates thoughtful dishes using sustainable, Southern seafood at Watchman’s. Jason Liang commands the kitchen at Midtown’s Momonoki — accenting simple Japanese pub fare with elegance and beauty. Thip Athakhanh welcomes all to the table with homey yet exceptional Laotian fare at Snackboxe Bistro. Jeb Aldrich charms diners at Tiny Lou’s — creating French-American dishes with a Southern drawl. And, Nolan Wynn refuses to define his cuisine, allowing originality and creativity to be driven by seasons.
Now, without any further ado, it’s time to vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Atlanta Chef of the Year category. Polls will be open for 24 hours and will be strictly policed for funny business. Choose wisely: